22 August - Attracting & keeping volunteers - South Bucks District

Are you struggling to find the right volunteers? Do they only stay with you for a short period?

Volunteers are crucial to your success.  But it’s not just about recruiting them; it’s also about motivating and keeping them.  This interactive, practical workshop looks at the common problems facing organisations who want to find and keep the best volunteers.  Working as part of a small group you’ll look at pitfalls and solutions and have the opportunity to share your experiences.

Come along and find out how you can make your job a whole lot easier.

“…we have recruited two new regular volunteers, increasing our numbers by 100%.  This is largely down to the inspiration given at the training day.”  Ruth Mayhew, Aylesbury Town Council

Training is split into two sessions.  Delegates are welcome to come to just one session or, to get the most out of the training, attend for the whole day.

Morning session 10.00am – 12.55pm

  • Why people volunteer
  • Good practice in volunteer recruitment
  • Volunteer policies
  • Advertising your volunteer roles
  • Selecting your volunteers

Afternoon session 1.45pm – 4.00pm

  • Good and bad practice in volunteer induction
  • Volunteer agreements
  • Recognition and reward
  • Legal issues
  • Protection of volunteers
  • Solutions to common problems of working with volunteers

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Learning outcomes

This practical course will give you the opportunity to apply lessons learnt in realistic scenarios.  You will leave with new ideas and top tips to rejuvenate the way you attract, support and keep your volunteers.

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who is responsible for finding and supporting volunteers.

“Lovely small group, good communication, fantastic support.  Interesting content which will prove to be really helpful …. Definitely recommend.”  Colette Lyford, Kingfishers Care Home


Comparable pricing in the private sector would be in excess of £250, but we are able to offer this training at a heavily discounted price

£30 per person per session (£45 for the whole day) – for the voluntary and community sector in Buckinghamshire

£45 per person per session (£75 for the whole day) – for statutory sector, businesses and voluntary organisations outside of Buckinghamshire

To book your place....Register here

For any further information please call 01844 348820 or email

Event details


South Bucks District Council Offices
Oxford Road
Denham, England UB9 4LH

Times:10:00 - 16:30

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